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Photojournalism student winner of group’s Women’s Achievement Award

WKU photojournalism student Teressa Rerras. (Photo by Eleise Theuer.)

WKU photojournalism student Teressa Rerras. (Photo by Eleise Theuer.)

WKU photojournalism student Teressa Rerras, a senior from Norfolk, Va., has received another award for her efforts to tell the stories of women and children in war-torn countries.

Rerras is one of three winners of the 8th annual Women’s Achievement Awards, presented by the Zonta Club of Hampton Roads, Va. The award is given in recognition of the contribution these women have made to improve the status of women through leadership, advocacy and service.

Rerras is the founder of the Learning Through Photography Foundation in Norfolk, which teaches literacy through photography to children from war-torn countries. The award will be presented March 11 in Norfolk.

Rerras was honored earlier this month in New York as one of 12 recipients of scholarships from the Overseas Press Club Foundation. She received $2,000 that will help her complete her undergraduate work this year at WKU before embarking on graduate school.

Zonta International is a global service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. There are nearly 33,000 members in more than 1,200 clubs in 67 countries.

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